EPA Recognizes Panasonic Eco Solutions North America With 2014 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award


Panasonic Eco Solutions earns award for protecting the environment with
energy-efficient ventilation fans



Newark, NJ (April 3, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency in the technology behind their ventilation fans. Panasonic Eco Solutions’ accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.


Panasonic Eco Solutions, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2010, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.


An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and Sustained Excellence Award recipient in 2012 and 2013, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will be honored with the EPA’s most prestigious award for its long-term commitment to innovation and sustainability. With the highest efficacy (up to 23.3 CFM/Watt) of any ENERGY STAR rated ventilation fan, Panasonic continues to exceed standards with its entire product line for residential and light commercial applications, where guidelines exist. Panasonic Eco Solutions helps assure that fans meet designed airflow requirements when installed, providing ventilation verification assurance.


“Panasonic Eco Solutions is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR again in 2014 and work together in developing high performing, energy efficient ventilation solutions that respect the environment and reduce costs for our customers,” said Patricia Monks, Product Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “The Sustained Excellence Award not only acknowledges our continued leadership in providing innovative products but also recognizes our commitment to sustainability through our education initiatives and corporate outreach. We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency with the technology in our ventilation fans.”


Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR.


Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


“Panasonic Eco Solutions has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.


The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.



About Panasonic Eco Solutions

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.  Panasonic Eco Solutions develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based system solutions for enterprise customers in a variety of industries such as sports, entertainment and digital outdoor. Additionally, the company supplies renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions to corporate and public sector organizations. For more information visit: http://www.panasonic.com and http://us.panasonic.com/business/pesna/.



ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).


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Editorial Contacts:

Beth Crisafi (Gibbs & Soell Inc.)                       

212-697-2600    bcrisafi@gibbs-soell.com


Gabriela Szewcow (Gibbs & Soell Inc.)

212-697-2600 gszewcow@gibbs-soell.com


Kaianna Sessoms (Panasonic)

201-348-7135    Kaianna.Sessoms@us.panasonic.com


Kristinn Leonhart (ENERGY STAR Brand Manager)

202-343-9062    Leonhart.Kristinn@epa.gov